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Acts 13:18

18 for about forty years he endured their conducta in the wilderness;

Read Acts 13:18 Using Other Translations

And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.
And for about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness.
He put up with them through forty years of wandering in the wilderness.

What does Acts 13:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 13:18

And about the time of forty years
From their coming out of Egypt, to their entrance into the land of Canaan:

suffered he their manners in the wilderness;
which were very perverse and provoking; as their murmuring for water, their rebellion against Moses and Aaron, their idolatry and the ill report brought on the good land by their spies; and yet the Lord fed them, and led them, and kept them as the apple of his eye: some think the true reading is (etrofoforhsen) , "he bore", or "fed them", as a nurse bears and feeds her children; and so the Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions render it, "he nourished them"; rained manna, and gave them quails from heaven, and furnished a table for them in the wilderness: and indeed, though there were instances of God's patience and forbearance with them, yet certain it is, that as he was tempted and proved by them, so he was grieved with them during the forty years in the wilderness; and often let fall his vengeance upon them, by cutting off great numbers of them; and even the carcasses of all that generation that came out of Egypt fell in the wilderness; nor did any of them enter into the land of Cannan, but Joshua and Caleb.

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